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I Hate Feeling Helpless

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    I Want To Be Happy Again

    At the moment I feel so helpless with this situation that is going on at the moment. I cannot leave the house without feeling that everyone is staring me and the only way for me to feel remotely happy is when I drunk. I am sick of feeling so helpless and constantly feel like I am...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F Apr 9, 2012

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    I keep looking at my phone hoping to see

    that message that will never come my way...
    kdx45 kdx45 22-25, M Jun 22

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    vjanee vjanee 18-21, F Jun 28

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    It Is So Terrible To Feel Like...

    It is so terrible to feel like you can't do anything to better yourself in a situation.
    SnoBunny SnoBunny 16-18, F Jan 6, 2007

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    "big Lows.....and Rare Highs"..............

    Sometimes i feel bad that  am the way i am. I always feel low and only pretend to be happy. Im not satisfied with my life. I feel like i will never be appy. What does it take to be happy. Im not satisfied with my life. What does it take to be happy? I try and see the positive...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Feb 22, 2011

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    Being Stuck

    I hate feeling helpless because it's like being really stuck and unable to see beyond the thing that is in front of me, like my job right now.
    scarsdale scarsdale 51-55, F Sep 15, 2007

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    Almost, Practically There.

    i hate the feeling of being helpless, yet i feel like i holding on to a thread. my family and life has gone insane and practically out of control. i did one thing to help it by telling a friend about it and it felt a lot better knowing someone that lives close to me knows, i was...
    gothicromantic gothicromantic 16-17, F Aug 4, 2009

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    Weak

    I just want to cry when I feel helpless.. to run away... It's one of the worst feelings in the world... it makes me feel weak...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    I Hope You Know This Is About You!

    It's one of the worst feelings in the world. There's this friend of mine I care about so much. We're not that close, I guess. At least I feel he doesn't really feel that way about me. But I like him a lot, he's a strong person despite the pain he has to endure...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 4, 2009

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    Powerless And Helpless

    My youngest daughter is hospitalized for a second time within a month. She is battling suicidal thoughts, depression, cutting, and an eating disorder. I received a phone call at work Saturday at 5:15 from a friend of hers telling me she was talking about hurting herself. I...
    autumntimes autumntimes 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Thinks Just Keep Coming Back

    Righty, my story starts with my best mate Matt and a girl called Sophie. Matt has just come out of a long term relationship but he has been single for around 2 months and me and his other mates are encouraging him to try and move on a see other girls. Then he meets Sophie, a...
    alwaysjerkedabout alwaysjerkedabout 18-21, M 1 Response May 10, 2011

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    I Hatee Being Helpless..

    I hate feeling helpless because that means i have to seek help from others.i want to be independent.well,i didn't mean it fully since we are social animals.but i hate to be dependent on others.it makes me feel fussy & like a parasite.i get this feeling when especially i get some...
    Deepcut Deepcut 22-25, F Mar 4, 2011

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    I Constantly Feel That Way

    but im working towards getting some of my independence . In may im gonna  work towards getting my  license ..  then when i get my ssi im gonna get a car hopefully . And i want to work towards goin to school , and  hopefully one day going back to work .
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2007

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    Being Helpless

    I hate the feeling of being helpless myself I have always done things on my own pretty much the way I grew up I had no choice but to learn how to take care of myself. I am feeling helpless now something happened to me recently and since then my life has not been the same and I...
    princessv71 princessv71 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    When It Comes to Others Pain

    My good friends car got stolen back in October. They eventually found it and it had been trashed.  She had to get a new car and freaked out a little.  They caught the teenagers that had stolen the car, but didn't recover her insurance card and other personal...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2009

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    A Father Seperated From His Angels...

    Dear fellow humans , i am a british who has lived in africa for 30 years . my parents lived in east africa and moved the uk about 10 years ago . i lost my mother 3 years ago and since then life for me has never been the same . I had my  small  jewellery business in east...
    dee274 dee274 41-45 1 Response Mar 30, 2012

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    I Hate Being and Feeling Helpless

      in august last year I found out that I needed surgery at that moment I felt helpless, like I had no control of my own life, and things from there only got worse I spent every week at a doctor’s office or hospital or calling the doctors or hospital I still felt...
    bubble24 bubble24 22-25, F Mar 8, 2009

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    Helpless , Weak And Pathetic

    I hate feeling helpless because that means i have to seek help from others.i want to be independent..but i hate to be dependent on others Maybe that's how I was raised Because I'm the youngest but I can't blame my family I can only blame myself I feel weak and Pathetic ..asking...
    Candy1211 Candy1211 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    No Kidding!

    Feeling pretty helpless these days.   I cant really explain why, not because I dont know, but because I just cant. Someone very dear to me is facing some pretty tough times and there is just nothing I can do to protect them.  
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2008

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    That Feeling. Delayed Reaction Perhaps?

     It wasn't clear. Until we got to the hospital. About 3 days ago my grandmother slipped and fell in the bathroom. In her 80's, complaining about pain the hip area. Now, me being a kid, all I ever do is watch television. I've seen it before! I knew what it was; she had a...
    sadcanary sadcanary 18-21, M Nov 13, 2010

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    josephclark josephclark 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    It's The Opposite Of My Essence

    I was not meant to be "helpless". I was meant to be helpful to myself as I am (or can be) to others. I was meant to conquer everything on my own and win when something is against me. I'd be my own God if I could. I am my own island. I was meant to be content, alone and self...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Aug 27, 2011

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    I Hate Feeling Helpless And Ou...

    I hate feeling helpless and out of control
    custardcreamxo custardcreamxo 16-18, F Jan 6, 2007

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    The Worst Part About...

    having a stroke, was right after it happened...I was pretty much helpless...not something I ever felt before, and not a nice feeling...I went to rehab and struggled to regain control of my body and my life. I am eternally grateful for the staff in rehab, as they were kind and...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Aug 10, 2008

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    Hanging By a Thread

    It is one of the worst feelings in the world for me. My mama always told me if there is a will ,there is a way. I have a hard time being anything but strong. This time ,i made myself sick ..some situations that i charge ahead ,i have not been able to ,except from afar. Someone in...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    That's Why I Usually Either He...

    That's why I usually either help myself, or if I can't, immediately seek help, usually from my friends.
    sondosia sondosia 18-21, F Jan 6, 2007

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    The Mind

    the mind is a powerful thing.it controls how we feel and think.if we are stressed we can become very ill.full of worry and uncertenty.sorry i cant spell today.you lose appetite.depression is a vicious circle.anxiety is one of the most awful of feelings taking over how you think...
    freeangel freeangel 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2010

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    Someone I really care about has told me

    something about them. It's really sad, and I wish I could swap places with them right now. No matter what I say, nothing will help , and I can't even see this person. I hate not being able to help... I just want to give them a hug, but even that's not possible.
    EmmaLouise1999 EmmaLouise1999 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Sometimes I Feel a Little Helpless

    sometimes i feel like i might be a bit helpless in life but im grateful that there is this site & grateful that there is a god i can pray too so i thank god & jesus even if i feel down or depressed at least i know theres some one i can look up to when i...
    F5Twister F5Twister 26-30, M Mar 26, 2008

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    So Much..

    because i'm always used to taking care of people, helpin' em out, etc... It's hard to feel that when i'm feeling helpless and alone, no one is there to hand a helping hand. it's like, it's a big deal for them. haha. crazy. this is what hurts.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    Can Anyone Help?

    Skyler is also known as my sunshine. Skyler is 9 1/2 yrs old and has Asperger Syndrome which is on the lower end of the Autism spectrum. Along with Asperger's Skyler also has PDD, ADD, ADHD,OCD, and a few other learning disorders. All this being said he can be a challenge at...
    angelzevil angelzevil 26-30, F Mar 19, 2010

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    I Hate Feeling Helpless Becaus...

    I hate feeling helpless because I always feel as if everyone needs me so to be helpless myself would be letting everyone else done
    fakebrokenwings fakebrokenwings 19-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2007

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    Where Is She?

    I feel so helpless. I can not any lesbian friends or even bisexual friends in my town. I am tired of being alone. For the last five years, I have had trouble being happy or around other people. It helped a little when I got a boyfrieend with a wife who join in the bed room fun me...
    lesbiananswer lesbiananswer 18-21, F Aug 25, 2012

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    Nothingness...

    You don't see me, You only see what i let them see, I can't ever just be simply me, You always are stabbing me with Your words and all I can do is smile never letting on the pain I feel inside. You tell me how wrong I am in everything and how i am not worth your time without ever...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 29, 2010

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    If You Dont Stand Up, Nobody Can Push You Down

    I find myself paralized. I cant send out a resume, or go to the gym, or the grocery store.While working on my masters degree, and taking care of a family, I had to put my mother in a nursing home, and she died two years later.Also during that time, my nephew who was a...
    attitude17 attitude17 51-55 Jan 20, 2012

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    On an overseas trip we met

    and became close friends with an actress and her husband who were also holidaying at the same resort. They shared the same sort of humor and enjoyed doing the same sorts of things as us and for the duration of our stay the four of us became very close. There were cuddles and...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response May 8

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    The Meaning of Helpless Is Knowing You Cant Be Saved From Yourself

    After going through school (i dont care what people say, its by far the worst years of your life) and being bullied all the way through i was broken down to feel im nothing which made me feel empty. after a while depression is all i knew. now i have nothing much to be depressed...
    dirtyxlittlexsecret dirtyxlittlexsecret 16-18, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2007

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    im under too much stress lately i dont know how

    i can handle this **** anymore it starting to become overwhelmed my sister the last close family member i have left is seriously ill and in hospital without me in ireland my boyfriend become depressed i still saving money to come back but the more depress his becomes the more...
    lucy2014 lucy2014 18-21, F Jun 21

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    Frustrated And Angry

    Two years ago my girlfriend Marie was attacked late at night outside a railway station. She had gone to help a young woman who was being verbally abused by two men, one of whom Marie vaguely recognised as a former pupil at her school and who turned out to be the woman’s...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    Trapped

    Sometimes when I am in the fitting room I try on a dress or shirt that I can't get out of too easy.  As soon as I realize I have having trouble taking it off, right away I begin to panic and feel helpless because I feel trapped and...
    ihaveep ihaveep 18-21, F Aug 23, 2009

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    I Want To Fix Them But Can't

    I see their hurt when everyone else ignores it. Those quiet moments when I look at an aquaintence, and they think no-one is watching them and they look into space with this pained expression. When I catch a glimpse of the scars sliced on the popular girl's leg. When my mum takes...
    Elliediablo Elliediablo 16-17, F Nov 19, 2012

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    I'm Just Stubborn...

    I hate that helpless feeling that you get when you know that you cant do it on your own. It's not that I think I can do everything, its just that I hate asking for help. Its makes me feel weak and small. I'd rather struggle by myself until I can figure it out on my own than...
    acidite acidite 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2008

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    Frustrating..

    If I can't do it myself.. I get that helpless feeling... I loathe that... very frustrating... fortunately.. I can do just about anything that doesn't require brute strength...
    txwoman2 txwoman2 36-40, F Feb 13, 2010

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    I wish this madness was over,

    because I hate sitting back here being helpless watching all the pain and suffering your going through.
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I Couldn't Save Him

    Last year's Memorial Day weekend, my father beat my brother. He picked him up, threw him and proceeded to punch him, then hit him with a 2 x 4. I was in the living room with my stepbrother while this went on. I had no idea until my brother ran in hyperventilating, choking on...
    cowchicken cowchicken 13-15, F Jun 26, 2012

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    Never More So Then the Past Two Weeks

    Don't know what more I can do.  I have spent the past three days sending emails to all my State Reps and Senators about what is going on in Washington.  I have spent most of today emailing every member of my state legislature requesting that something be done from the...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F Feb 12, 2009

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    I Feel So Helpless That I Cant Take It Anymore!

    I am 41 yrs old, I have 7 kids with another one on the way, my husband lost his job and after 2 years of looking he finally found one making almost what he made on unemployment, we can afford our bills, I'm afraid we will lose our home & end up in shelters, we have no-one to help...
    carlson2112 carlson2112 36-40 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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    The Worse Thing In the World I...

    the worse thing in the world is feeling helpless like nothing good to come or like no one is there for u....it s a cruddy feelin
    jetblackcat jetblackcat 21-25, F Sep 14, 2007

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    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

    I can't do anything about it, I just have to wait, I feel so helpless,
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 1 Response May 13, 2010

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    Hate It

    I hate asking for help. I have always wanted to be self sufficient as far as being alone. Which I can be emotionaly but not financially!
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2008

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    Not Rape.

    It wasn't rape, but it wasn't consensual either.  We had been dating for about a month.  I was 16, he was 18.  It was summer and we were at my house one day.  My mother was away.  It was a conversation we had already had a few times before. "I'm...
    whimsygirl whimsygirl 21-25, F 5 Responses Jul 6, 2007

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